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The below is attributable to Spokesperson Matthew Miller:

Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman spoke today with Algerian Foreign Minister Ahmed Attaf about shared efforts to advance regional stability and further strengthen the U.S.-Algeria relationship. They discussed the global repercussions of Russia’s aggression in Ukraine and reaffirmed the importance of realizing a just and durable peace in accordance with the principles of the UN Charter. Deputy Secretary Sherman congratulated FM Attaf on Algeria’s election to the UN Security Council and looked forward to partnering on the full range of challenges before the Security Council, including full support for UN Personal Envoy of the Secretary-General Staffan de Mistura as he intensifies efforts to achieve an enduring and dignified political solution for Western Sahara. The Deputy Secretary highlighted the strength of the U.S. bid to host a Specialized World Expo in Minnesota in 2027.

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